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's. >> the timing was about as bad as you could have. >> reporter: his dream opened just as the economy crashed. office space went unfilled. disney pulled out. >> a new world class resort casino. >> reporter: but now peterson has a plan to fix. >> is in a resort. this isn't just a casino. along with the upscale restaurants and the upscale retail is another ammenity called a casino. >> why did politicians negotiate with out of state casino operators in secret? >> reporter: peterson's casino dreams have faced a furious onslaught funded in large part by penn national which makes millions on casinos in west virginia and pennsylvania. >> but we've heard those empty claims before. >> good paying jobs. >> reporter: cesar's and mgm and peterson have responded with a barrage of ads of their own. >> we have a demand from the city here. >> reporter: peterson hopes to build on empty land by the beltway, figures most customs will come from virginia and that millions will flow to maryland taxpayers. not just from poor people who play slots, but from wealthy folks like him. >> i gamble, but i sure don't p
to the washington monument every year. so repairing it is also important to the local economy. we'll have that story coming up tonight at 6:00. until then live from the national mall andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >> important stuff indeed. thanks. >>> we're tracking storms on the radar right now. topper shutt joins us from the weather center. top, what are you seeing? >> right now it's quiet. all the showers and storms are to north of us, but the front is still way to the north of us. this is the same front we'll have to get used to. it's going to hang around. let's start with a look at the radar. notice all the showers and a few thunderstorms essentially north of the mason dixon line. so through our friends up in pennsylvania and then points north, i mean we're looking at very few showers, a couple dipping into cumberland. that's how it will be a while. so the evening commute will stay dry. a little touch of summer today. 83 downtown, 82 in manassas, 82 at andrews and even 81 up in frederick. so not bad. so for tonight a shower or thunderstorm possible until about midnight, more to the north, breezy
economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only said that he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the figures came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield for 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> now they talk about cutting the domestic spending by 20%. if they do that, that's $11 billion cut to veterans programs and i don't think veterans ought to be ones to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy and so we need a president who is going to look out for veterans, who will look out for the middle class and lead us back to prospe
the middle class has been punished by the republican policies that crashed the economy under george w. bush. both campaigns hope swing voters in virginia will be watching the debate closely tomorrow night. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey talked to voters about why tomorrow night's performances will or won't influence their decisions. >> reporter: at the loudoun county election office, not all voters are waiting to cast their ballot. nearly 700 loudoun county residents have already completed their inperson absentee ballots. even those who made a choice say they will be watching the debate intently. this man who voted for mitt romney hopes the republican nominee can use the debate to win over swing voters. >> i hope that he'll take a strong stand on issues like immigration and the debt crisis. i mean, just make, explain things clearly. >> reporter: this voter who has already cast a ballot for barack obama wants the president to be aggressive in his debate approach. >> i'm hoping that he conveys his message in a more stern fashion than he has in the past. i don't think he is always
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